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  1. Mike Barry
    Mike Barry February 18, 2013 at 4:38 am | | Reply

    Thanks for the interesting review!

  2. Jasmine
    Jasmine February 18, 2013 at 5:00 am | | Reply

    DMBooks. I would love to read this!

  3. Quinn Goodchild
    Quinn Goodchild February 18, 2013 at 5:18 am | | Reply

    I can’t wait to read this book. Gotta give a big mother-son speech about his type 1 in a few days and this will be so helpful! DMBooks. Thanks!

  4. Scott E
    Scott E February 18, 2013 at 5:30 am | | Reply

    Part of me is wondering “Why would I want to read my own autobiography?”. Much like Amy wrote (Amy T, that is) – if this is practically my own story, my own challenges, struggles, and miseducation, why would I want to re-live it through the pages of a book?

    But another part of me is intrigued. Surely Amy R (the author) has something to be proud of. Surely she has done well professionally and personally. Surely she speaks “our language” and understands the absurdity of those who don’t (clip it to the bedsheets? puh-leez!).

    I don’t know if this book will teach me anything in the way of skills and techniques, if it will strengthen the “you’re not alone” spirit, or if I’m even the target audience for the book, but I think it’s a read that I could really enjoy. DMBooks.

  5. Vicki
    Vicki February 18, 2013 at 5:43 am | | Reply

    DMBOOKS. I would love to have this book and share with my D-friends.

  6. Molly
    Molly February 18, 2013 at 5:44 am | | Reply

    DMBooks, looks like a great read!

  7. Lindsey
    Lindsey February 18, 2013 at 5:50 am | | Reply

    DMBooks! Thanks for the review!

  8. K.Boruff
    K.Boruff February 18, 2013 at 5:53 am | | Reply

    DMBooks looks like an interesting read.

  9. Dan
    Dan February 18, 2013 at 6:07 am | | Reply

    Reading a D iabetes M ine book review of SHOT is a special insight into the importance of a D iabetes M anagement Book.
    Thanks for the DMBook review. AS always have a great day.

  10. Donna
    Donna February 18, 2013 at 6:51 am | | Reply

    DMBook. I would love to read this

  11. donna annese
    donna annese February 18, 2013 at 6:55 am | | Reply


  12. Brenda Truex
    Brenda Truex February 18, 2013 at 6:58 am | | Reply

    DMBook, BOTH of my children – who are now young adults – were diagnosed in their youth as insulin dependent diabetics. They struggle to stay in control. I weep when I think of complications for them when they cannot. They sometimes lose the will to try to stay in control, and I weep that I might lose them before their time. They do not complain, so I weep for them. They are strong, yet would be so empowered to be able to read a book to know that others have traveled their same road. There is strength and hope in solidarity, and comfort in unity. Thank you.

  13. Michelle Mork
    Michelle Mork February 18, 2013 at 6:59 am | | Reply

    DMBooks. This book sounds wonderful and like something I could totally relate to!

  14. Kristin W
    Kristin W February 18, 2013 at 7:19 am | | Reply

    I think this would be a great book to give family members, new romantic partners, therapists, etc. – who are interested in knowing “what diabetes is like,” which I’ve found too difficult to sum up in a paragraph in conversation, and too complex to sit down and write it out. Thanks, Amy R, for taking the time to write it out, and thanks, Amy T, for bringing it to us! DMBooks

  15. samantha.jensen
    samantha.jensen February 18, 2013 at 7:19 am | | Reply

    DMBooks I would love to read this, and share it.. I’m the mom of a T1… thanks for the review..

  16. Mary Dexter
    Mary Dexter February 18, 2013 at 7:35 am | | Reply

    DMBooks. Great research material for The Sweet Lowdown, the show I’m writing about diabetes.

  17. Mary Dexter
    Mary Dexter February 18, 2013 at 7:45 am | | Reply

    I read the review and am frustrated. So often, when lured in by “this author really gets it,” I find they really don’t. They see their piece of the puzzle, but not the big picture, and thus many of the misperceptions persist.

  18. Jennifer Beneke
    Jennifer Beneke February 18, 2013 at 7:49 am | | Reply

    DMBooks Thanks for the review!

  19. Anne
    Anne February 18, 2013 at 7:49 am | | Reply

    This sounds amazing. DMBooks, pick me!

  20. Laurie Lemos
    Laurie Lemos February 18, 2013 at 8:27 am | | Reply

    DmBooks. As mother of T1 daughter, can’t wait to read this book, and pass it on to her in a few years. Thanks for the review!

  21. Robert Lemons
    Robert Lemons February 18, 2013 at 8:30 am | | Reply

    Sounds like a great read! DKBOOKS

  22. Tim Steinert
    Tim Steinert February 18, 2013 at 8:46 am | | Reply

    DM Books

    Sounds like a good read!

  23. Rebecca S
    Rebecca S February 18, 2013 at 10:47 am | | Reply

    I had read about the author and her book in USA Today and I was interested in reading it. DMBooks

  24. Tom Beatson
    Tom Beatson February 18, 2013 at 1:52 pm | | Reply

    I’ve been T1 for 70 years, and it’s always interesting to read how others have dealt with it. So I’m looking forward to reading this one. DMBooks

  25. Kayt
    Kayt February 18, 2013 at 6:06 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks, this looks awesome! Thanks for the great review!

  26. Elaine Miller
    Elaine Miller February 18, 2013 at 6:10 pm | | Reply

    DMbooks would enjoy sharing this book!

  27. elizabeth
    elizabeth February 18, 2013 at 8:00 pm | | Reply

    I think this book would give me some insight on the thoughts and feelings of my son, who was diagnosed eight years ago this month. It may offer some help to him when he is older as well. DMBooks.
    Thank you

  28. Julie Gile
    Julie Gile February 18, 2013 at 9:19 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks, this definitely sounds like a good read for me. Although I’ve had T1 for 12 years, this year I’ve switched from manual injections to an insulin pump, and I’m very interesting in earning from others’ experiences.

  29. Paul Stella
    Paul Stella February 18, 2013 at 9:32 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks. I am a T2D who is learning a great deal about T1D through a project for school. Cannot wait to pick up a copy of this!

  30. val
    val February 19, 2013 at 5:11 am | | Reply

    DMBOOKS from another T1 dx’d in her 30s!

  31. Carole M
    Carole M February 19, 2013 at 10:18 am | | Reply

    DMBooks, sounds like a book my newly dx’d teenage son and I should read.

  32. Jess M
    Jess M February 19, 2013 at 11:18 am | | Reply

    DMBooks, this sounds like a really insightful foray into the life of someone with Type I diabetes. My younger sister was diagnosed 8 years ago, and I think she still struggles (physically and emotionally) with the disease. As an “T1D outsider” I can only be there for her to an extent, but this book will demonstrate empathy and a similar struggle – and show her that’s she’s not alone. Thanks!

  33. jb
    jb February 19, 2013 at 11:24 am | | Reply

    I would like to read this book as I was diagnosed with T1 as an adult and it really turns your world upside-down. DMBooks rock!

  34. Jen
    Jen February 19, 2013 at 12:02 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks! New DMom here would love to read these!

  35. Suegene tatman
    Suegene tatman February 19, 2013 at 1:22 pm | | Reply

    DM Books I would love to give this book to my son who has had type 1 for 4 years.

  36. Brad
    Brad February 19, 2013 at 2:12 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks. Thanks for this review, and for all you do for T1D’s

  37. Katherine Leon
    Katherine Leon February 19, 2013 at 4:01 pm | | Reply

    As a person who does not have diabetes (see — I actually learned how to phase that from Amy’s book!), I offer a “must read” endorsement for SHOT. My health condition is not chronic in the sense that I maintain it through painstaking measures each day. Mine is the type in which your artery tears for no reason (damn it!) and your heart may stop from the resulting heart attack. Yet SHOT totally spoke to me, in terms of the loneliness, struggle, and overwhelming despair of a serious health condition at a young age.

    Read this book. And, congratulations Amy F. Ryan!

  38. Kellimc
    Kellimc February 19, 2013 at 6:34 pm | | Reply

    I would love this book, not only to read myself, but to share with the many people in my life without diabetes who are trying to understand my many frustrations. DMBooks

  39. Myra
    Myra February 19, 2013 at 8:33 pm | | Reply

    I love the books you have at DBbooks

  40. Jessica Fanene
    Jessica Fanene February 19, 2013 at 10:08 pm | | Reply

    I am a type 1 diabetic and I am 16 weeks pregnant! DMBOOKS I would love to read this =)

  41. Nancy
    Nancy February 20, 2013 at 11:46 am | | Reply

    I so agree with you on Cheating Destiny! I just found out that a college friend’s little boy (eight years old) has just been diagnosed with D – going to recommend Cheating Destiny. Don’t think they’re ready for this one yet, but I know I am… :)


  42. Beth Kealey
    Beth Kealey February 20, 2013 at 1:46 pm | | Reply

    Thanks DMBooks! I am the mother of a Type 1 teenage daughter that was diagnosed at 7. I would love to read this book and share with her!

  43. Serena Gordon
    Serena Gordon February 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm | | Reply

    This book looks fantastic. Can’t wait to read it.

  44. Wendy
    Wendy February 20, 2013 at 3:45 pm | | Reply

    I was just looking at purchasing this book – DMBooks would be a great way to get a copy. I do a lot of outreach in our community for T1D, and I am always looking for new materials for families. Thank you for your website!

  45. Ellen
    Ellen February 20, 2013 at 4:47 pm | | Reply

    I’d love to read this book. As a parent of a young adult with t1d, it’s important for me to hear the experience of other adults. DMBooks And Amy, what a review – WOW.

  46. Jane
    Jane February 20, 2013 at 5:07 pm | | Reply

    I would love to read this book. Please enter us to win DMBooks….. Thank You

  47. Ilona
    Ilona February 20, 2013 at 5:35 pm | | Reply

    As the mother of a newly diagnosed t1d, I would be especially interested to read about the challenges ahead. DMBooks

  48. Lesley Kyle
    Lesley Kyle February 21, 2013 at 9:04 am | | Reply

    Yes please enter for DMBooks- Son w/T1

  49. Seth
    Seth February 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks. Sounds like a great book.

    1. Nicole
      Nicole February 22, 2013 at 7:49 am | | Reply

      DMBooks. Sounds like the book I want to write.

  50. Judy Wood
    Judy Wood February 21, 2013 at 10:12 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks. I would love to read this book especially as a person with T1 diabetes.

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